Tag: preemie

Choosing a car seat for your premature baby

Choosing a car seat for your premature baby

This is an exciting moment! Your baby has been discharge from the newborn intensive care unit (also called, NICU) and is ready to go home. Now you ...
Is breastfeeding a preemie different than a full term baby?

Is breastfeeding a preemie different than a full term baby?

The answer is yes. You’ve probably spent the last few months anxiously getting ready for your baby’s arrival. You’ve probably also thought about an ...
What if my baby needs surgery?

What if my baby needs surgery?

The idea of surgery is scary for anyone. But learning your premature baby needs to have surgery can be terrifying. Learning what you can expect may ma ...
How to establish your milk supply while your preemie is in the NICU

How to establish your milk supply while your preemie is in the NICU

If your baby is in the NICU, you may not be able to breastfeed the way you imagined. But providing your preemie with your breast milk will give her th ...
Is donor milk right for your preemie?

Is donor milk right for your preemie?

For premature babies, breast milk can be lifesaving. It is more easily digested and provides protection against many diseases. Providing breast milk, ...
Skin to skin contact helps your baby AND you

Skin to skin contact helps your baby AND you

Research has shown that skin to skin holding, also known as “kangaroo care,” is one way to help stabilize your baby’s body temperature and help his he ...
Physical therapy – can it help your preemie?

Physical therapy – can it help your preemie?

Many children born prematurely may need help catching up with developmental milestones such as sitting, crawling or walking. They may need assistance ...
Birth announcements for your preemie

Birth announcements for your preemie

The birth of your baby is such an important and joyous time in your life. Many moms want to commemorate the birth by sending out birth announcements t ...
Passing the time while your baby is in the NICU

Passing the time while your baby is in the NICU

It may be difficult to know what to do with your time when your baby is in the NICU. Going home to an empty house may seem impossible. All you can thi ...
Preparing your home for your preemie

Preparing your home for your preemie

We often receive questions about “preemie-proofing” from parents who are preparing for their preemie’s homecoming. You may have waited a long time for ...